2019/Scripps College Lectures in Pomona “The Art Detectives: How to Cheat Time, Investigate Art, and Sustain Culture” March, 6, 27, April 10

Paul Jacoulet, Snowflakes, 1956, Gift of The Dr. Ralph Riffenburgh and Angelyn Riffenburgh Collection of Japanese Art, Scripps College

Lectures at Scripps College in Pomona

The Art Detectives:  How to Cheat Time, Investigate Art, and Sustain Culture

The speaker, Eric Doehne, Ph.D., is a conservation scientist specializing in the intersection of art and science, heritage and legacy.

On three Wednesday evenings in March 2019, he will speak on topics in the field of art conservation. This series of lectures is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Spencer Program
Room 101, Steele Hall, Scripps College, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
“Art Forensics or How to Tell Real Art from Fakes”
Explore the use of forensic science to authenticate works of art.  See how science, history, law and ethics intersect in increasingly complex and interesting ways around plunder, fakes and forensics.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
“Artist Materials from Ancient to Modern Times”
Discover artists’ materials that are vulnerable.  Find out how modern art can be preserved.  Examine artists’ materials, including the invention of ancient pigments.  Hear why some of Van Gogh’s paintings have changed color.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
“Art Detective Object Lessons”
Five stories reveal how scientists help us to understand and sustain our art and culture.  (Example:  Lessons learned from the Iceman not only revealed secrets of the Bronze Age but also about the preservation of fragile materials.)

Eric Doehne, Ph.D., served as a staff scientist at the Getty Institute, and was international chair of the PATRIMA project in French cultural heritage preservation.  He currently teaches at Scripps College, and consults with ConservationSciences.com

For details, call the Gallery at (909) 607-3397.

During exhibitions, the Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, from noon to 5 pm.

To find the locations of lectures, please visit the  Scripps Campus map.